“Be born in me, oh Holy Spirit
And let my will be lost in thine.
And let the world see only You, Lord
Be born in me, Oh, Christ divine. “
I “googled” these words trying to determine the author, and to see if I have the words exactly right, but I did not find the information I need.
This is a beautiful chorus that I have been singing since early-morning hours, and it is my prayer today–my sincere prayer. Be born in me, Jesus. Be formed in my soul. Be developed in me. Let me take on Your attributes, Your holiness, mark me as one of Yours, designate me, mold me.
For within myself, and utilizing only my power, I am at odds with godliness and with holiness. Sometimes I touch the rare, feel myself to be at one with Divinity, faintly brushed with supernatural, and with the angelic. Then passes the moment, and, again, I know myself to be stained and sinful.
But forever will be my reach, for I assuredly know that one day I will grasp eternal redemption and consolation, for of such am I predestinated, called and ordained.
Yes, be born in me, Oh Holy Spirit…